Japan’s Mono-ha Art Movement

Lee Ufan, Relatum


Sekine Nobuo, Phase—Mother Earth


Before this article, I’ve barely heard of this movement, but thanks to a big exhibition, collectors who are paying high dollars, the work is getting it’s due. The movement appears to have lasted just a short period from 68-73. Mono-ha means, “School of Things” and appears to be minimal and at times, almost religious. Lee Ufan, a Korean born artist might be the biggest name and has had exhibitions at the Guggenheim and Blum and Poe. Coming soon in 2012 will be a Mono-ha exhibition at Blum and Poe that will take up their entire Culver City space. It’s a huge location and the exhibition should be museum worthy. The rest of the article talks about prices which ultimately is turning heads. (artinamerica – Mono-ha)